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ABC
Jan 30, 2014 12:37am PST
>> tonight on "nightline," how olympic greed became more important than olympic gold. >> it's the best choice. >> told by the whistleblower now with a price on his head. an abc news exclusive investigation. >> those are the world, yes. you'll be drowned in blood. >> yes. >> we travel to russia just days before the start of the olympics, uncover the unlikely connection between an alleged drug kingpin, corrupt politicians, and the most expensive games ever. skyfall. what you're seeing now is an experienced sky diver doing a routine jump until this -- the clock is ticking with 90 seconds tops between life and death. an amazing free fall and an even more spectacular save. and water baby. nothing can get between this woman and her waives. not even a baby bump. she surfed throughout her entire pregnancy. but how? [[dad] [laughs] [boy] mom! [mom] yes? [boy] whoa,whoa,whoa... [mom and dad] [laughing] [boy] whoa,whoa,whoa... [mom] you've got two left feet,boo. a. >> good evening, and thanks for joining us. with the winter olympics fast approa approaching, there is a substantial potential f
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2014 5:00pm EST
and religious extremists for decades. now the winter olympic games are just weeks away, and terrorist threats are the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the olympic games gather athletes, heads of states from all around the world. and it is a tempting target for killers who want to create maximum damage, get the world's attention and make a political point. in the modern age every host city has had to worry as much about security as weather, tv rights, accommodations and traffic. with the winter games in sochi just a few weeks ago and the recent bloody terror attacks just a few weeks ago, president vladimir putin know the threats are high and real and there are a number of groups who would like to put putin's pride and joy in a world humiliation. >>> russian security forces killed islamist leader, a senior insurgent suspected in leading numerous attacks on russian target. >> what has happened in the run up olympics is proof of a hard line approach 1234 the shootout comes at a time when the russian leader faces intense international pressure over rising security concerns at the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 11:30am EST
decades, now the winter olympic games in this sochi are just weeks away, and terrorist threats on the "inside story." ♪ >>> hello, i'm ray suarez. the olympic games gather athletes, heads of state and celebrities from around the world along with hundreds of thousands of spectators, even the somewhat winter games offer a tempting target to killers who want to get the world's attention and make a political point. palestinians knew it, and in the modern age every host city has had to worry as much about security as weather, tv rights, accomodations and traffic. with the winter games just a few weeks ago, putin's russia knows the steaks are high and the threats are real. a number would like to make this into a world wide humiliation. in a surprise raid in a home in dagestan tuesday, russians killed an islamist military leader, suspected in leading numerous attacks on russian targets. >> translator: what is happening now is proof of a hard line approach. >> the shootout comes at a time when vladimir putin faces intense international pressure over rising security concerns next month. >> t
PBS
Jan 15, 2014 6:00pm PST
quote the course of my reporting olympic games the program against duwon it was clear that some device like this had been used back and forth. we withheld a few of the details at that time at the government's request but then the papers came out and des spiegel published some of the details of this several weeks ago. >> des spiegel published an actual catalog of these kinds of devices, tell me colonel, how is this used,
Al Jazeera America
Jan 13, 2014 3:30am EST
headlines. >> i'm lisa fletcher and you are in the it stream. no question olympic hopefuls endure gruelling training. many say they are enduring psychological and sexual abuse at the hands of their coaches. we discuss the dark side of the road to the olympics. >> our digital producer will bring in your questions. omar, that's a tendency to look at the olympic environment and think it's structured, disciplined and safe, and a number of athletes say it's anything but. >> a lot of thoughts about the relationship, what qualifies as abusive behaviour. jonathan says a coach's job is to maximise performance. jennifer says: >> of course, for those of you at home, we want you to be part of the conversation. tweet in using the hash tag on the screen. >> going for gold comes with sacrifices. physical, psychological and sexual abuse are part of the equation. from speed scakating to judo athletes are coming forward. 19 speed skaters filed complaints, citing coaches hitting athletes, throwing chairs and bottles, and berating a skater for being fat. a few bodies, like swimming, stepped up and ha
Al Jazeera America
Jan 10, 2014 12:30pm EST
, i'm lisa fletcher, and you are in "the stream." no question olympic hopefuls endure years of gruelling training, but behind the scenes many say they are suffering abuse at the hands of their coaches. olympics. ♪ >>> omar is in tonight as digital producer. we'll be bringing in all of your live questions and comments throughout the show. i think there is a tendency and to look at the olympic environment and think it is very structured disciplined and very safe, and there are a number of athletes saying it is not. >> absolutely. here on my screen jonathan says . . . of course for those of you at home we want to be part of the conversation to be sure to tweet in using the hashtag you see on your screen now. >> some athletes say physical, psychological and sexual abuse are part of the equation. elite athletes are coming forward with allegations. just a little over a year ago 19 speed skaters, including five olympic medalists filed complaints. a few national gof earning bodies have stepped up to declare zero tolerance for such behavior, but some adz woe indicates question whether
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2014 6:00am EST
worried about the security of every olympic games pose 9/11 the reality is security of the olympics weather in the united states or london or athens or sochi become a principal concern for policymakers around world because the olympics become such a target rich environment for terrorist groups including those that have designed not just globally but locally and regionally. the security concerns in sochi are even greater and more justified, let me explain why. terrorist groups led by the caucuses but not solely, and central asian groups, have the clear intent to disrupt the sochi olympics or to embarrass the russians in a particular vladimir putin who has so personalized the olympics and the success of them. and the past summer, very clear about the desire to have major at tax or major disruptions, significantly in july, a punitive than, and softer targets, transportation hubs, civilian sites, desire to engage in these attacks as seen through their video postings, blogs and communications so the intent is clear and it would have been obvious even absent their open declarations but th
NBC
Jan 19, 2014 5:30pm PST
the sochi olympics, a threat of more attacks by a group that now says it was behind recent deadly suicide bombings. >>> why now? some are asking after a new jersey mayor comes forward to accuse aides of governor chris christie of trying to shake her down. >>> demand for justice by those who believe a 14-year-old boy was wrongly convicted of murder and executed seven decades ago. >>> and they're back. the bobsled team from a place with no ice. the return of the jamaicans. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. we begin with an ominous new terror threat against next month's winter olympic games in sochi, russia. with thousands of athletes, journalists and spectators from the u.s. and around the world soon arriving in sochi, today, a well-known islamic militant group claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month in the city of volgograd. and they vowed more attacks, making specific mention of the olympics and the tourists who will come for the games. our chief f
NBC
Jan 19, 2014 5:00pm PST
were able to say there. plus a new security threat ahead of the olympics. >>> good evening. i'm dine dwyer. people in a san jose neighborhood are calling for changes tonight after a teenage girl was hit and killed by a light rail train on her way to school. 14-year-old danika garcia were on her bike when she was hit on southwest expressway on friday just across the street from her high school. nbc bay area's kimberly terry is near the high school with more on what neighbors are demanding tonight. kimberly. >> reporter: diane, we want to show you where the accident happened right here at this crossing. there are barriers on either side and signs warning people to look both ways. you can see those barriers coming down now and the lights and the sounds, but neighbors say more needs to be done to keep the accident from ever happening again, and the they say both the vta and pedestrians need to be involved in the solution. santa clara count issy deputies say 14-year-old danika garcia was riding her bike friday morning when she was struck and culled. the santa clara county sheriff's office
CNN
Jan 19, 2014 12:00pm PST
hour. new terror threats for everyone heading to the sochi olympic games just weeks before the olympics begin cnn obtained threatening video made by terrorist. we're live in russia with the latest. another allegation against governor chris christie's office. >> i can't believe they were doing this. >> militia of hoboken telling cnn christie's office withholding relief funds after superstorm sandy. details on both stories start now. we begin with breaking news of an ominous threat aimed at thousands of tourists set to visit olympic for the olympic games. these men claim to be the suicide bombers who carried out the attack in volgograd, russia, just days from the drive of sochi. phil joins me live, tell us more about this chilling video and how this message was disseminated. >> sure, fred. this video posted to a well-known jihadi forum. in it these men claim responsibility for the acts that took place in volgograd just a few weeks ago in the final days of 2013, the 29th and 309 of december. there were bombings here at a train station, also a trolley bus in all killing 34 people. ominously
ABC
Jan 20, 2014 4:30am EST
are telling americans to stay away from the olympic games. >> i am autria godfrey. >> i am kris van cleave. it is going to get cold this week. >> we have one more good day to enjoy. jacqui jeras is in the weather center with a check of our forecast. >> it is the holidays, so a great day to get outside and enjoy the temperatures. they're certainly going to be short-lived and we have major changes had our way -- headed our way. reaganat 41 degrees at national. 34 degrees at dulles airport. our winter storm watch has been put in effect for the entire area. fine, this is a tuesday event for us. a calm and mild monday. temperatures near 50. snow will be likely with two to four inches and a bitter cold blast with temperatures in the 20's for highs. more details in a few minutes. peoplethis morning, two are dead and a third is in serious condition after a wreck in prince george's county. three people were in an suv when it went off a bridge on indian head highway and landed on oxon hill road. two passengers died on the scene. all lanes are closed right now on oxon hill road. know,erything
ABC
Jan 19, 2014 8:00am PST
>>> good morning, and welcome to a special edition of "this week" from sochi, russia. olympics on edge. breaking overnight, new terror threats against the games. we'll get the latest from brian ross and the congressional chairman tracking olympic security. >>> plus soaring costs and krups -- corruption, a global uproar over the aebt-gay law s. and big challenges ahead. if they protest, will they be free from prosecution? this morning, vladimir putin only on "this week." >>> and president obama reveals the nsa reforms -- >>> and is the worst over for chris christie or is the scandal spreading? the powerhouse roundtable takes it all on this sunday morning. >>> hello, again, i'm just back from the interview with president putin at the site of the sochi olympics. breaking news on the biggest challenge of the games, the threat of a terrorist attack. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here with us with the latest. we have seen overnight the video from those responsible they say for the bombings in russia just last month. >> that's right, george. it's a martyrdom video,
FOX News
Jan 26, 2014 12:00pm PST
ceremonies less than two weeks away, security concerns playing the sochi olympics. so how real are the threats? and feeling the obamacare heat as mid-terms approach, vulnerable democrats are running against the unpopular law. will their strategy work? >> welcome to "the journal editorial report." president obama causing a firestorm this week with his comments on marijuana. telling the new york magazine, quote, as has been documented i smoked pot as a kid and i strew as a bad habit and a vice not different from the cigarettes i smoked as a young person through a big chunk of my adult life. i don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol, end quote. the president called the colorado and washington legalization experiments important for society. he said he is troubled poor kids are likely to get locked up for smoking pot than their middle class counterparts. here to sort through the president's claims our "wall street journal" columnist 1k3* political by reeditor and columnist mary anastasia o'grady. he thinks marijuana should be legalized. how do you read it? >> that's a correct interpre
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2014 7:59am EST
security in olympic history as it prepares to host the winter games in sochi next month. up next, former deputy national security adviser juan zarate will talk about the geopolitical implications of the game. the center for strategic and international studies is hosting this event morning. this is live coverage on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. good morning, and welcome to the center for strategic and international studies. we'll confine all questions about richard sherman until after the briefing. thank you for being here this morning. we've got some weather coming into washington, so it's great to have such an excellent turnout. this is, obviously, a very timely briefing, and we'll get right to it. i'm joined here by my colleagues from the russia eurasia ram, andy cuppens, who is our -- kuchins and dr. jack mankopf. juan zarate was deputy national security adviser during the bush administration, and is our key person on counterterrorism and many other issues. so with that, i'd like to offer andrew cuppens
CNN
Jan 19, 2014 11:00am PST
whitfield. two big stories. new terror concerns for everyone heading to the sochi olympic games. weeks before they begin, cnn obtained an ominous video from terrorists at the heart of the concern. back in this country, another allegation against governor chris christie's office." the mayor of hoboken said the mayor withheld relief funds after superstorm sandy. details on both stories start now. >>> we begin with breaking news out of russia and that terror tape. here is what the new threat says in part. quote, as for your olympics, something that you really want, we prepared a present for you. you do your business and we'll do ours. we prepared a present for you and all tourists who come over, end quote a video online shows two men who claim to be the suicide bombers behind one of last month's bloody bombings in volgograd, russia. the video is adding to fear russia won't be able to stop a terror attack. phil, give us more about this video and how it was uncovered. >> reporter: fred, so this video shows two men who claimed credit for the bombing in volgograd who killed 21 people on the 3
Al Jazeera America
Jan 27, 2014 1:00pm EST
attacks is running up in the winter olympics in sochi. let's go to barbara. >> thank you steven. open monday the like torch arrive in dagestan. in volgograd, twin bombings killed 34 people. peter sharp reports. >> the olympic torch rye lay with 2 -- relay with 250 athletes sharing the flame, the very real threat of another suicide bombing in this most volatile region meant celebration years in the planning was scaled down, shunted out of town, to a football stadium turned fortress. the olympic flame has been on the road for more than 100 days. weight lifters and wrestlers from the caucasus all local heroes giving the job of showing off the torch to their people. it was a truncated affair. hundreds of thousands of people in this mountainous region unable to share in this day. many of those in the half full stadium had to be bussed in to make up numbers. >> this scaled back ceremony confined to a stadium is not what the russian olympic foimps were looking for but what they were stuck with. the olympic flame has always symbolized peace and friendship and there's precious little evidence
NBC
Jan 22, 2014 5:30pm PST
, olympic insecurity, with just 16 days to go. new concerns today as some american athletes and their families say they're worried about going to the games. tonight, richard engel is there. >>> crackdown, another crisis on russia's door, as a big uprising takes a violent turn. >>> and sudden impact, how safe are the cars all over the american road? tonight, the answer for some makes is unsettling. >>> and flying high, after years of fighting to compete, the american women finally get their chance to shine. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, all those warnings about security and fears of a terrorist attack appear to be taking something of a toll tonight, with 16 days to go now until the opening ceremony of the winter olympics games in sochi, russia, while the modern olympics are a mosty television event and few get to attend the games in person, those who will attend, ranging from athletes to families and media and spectators are watching it closy as each day russia continues to promise a heavily defended fortress around these games. our chief foreign correspondent richard enge
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 1:00pm EST
preparations for the winter olympics in sochi. >>> welcome to al this this this this. >> they didn't want the lebanese to be part and it would open the way in lebanon. >> no one. but for many lebanese, it started to reach them. the politicians, president terrorism. they called for the unity of the lebanese. but this this >> this is one of the main groups fighting in syria. >> that's prompted the she aled group. to try to restore order local tribesmen have joined the police in the city of ramadi to try to take police buildings that the fighters have occupied. there is anger here over the arrest of a prominent sunni lawmaker and over the dismantlement of at that camp. iraq has become bitterly sectarian. the country was having deep grievances with the shiia government. it files its interests have been neglected. malaki says he wants to talk to sunni leaders to try to resolve the stand-off but not those who were al lied with al-qaeda. >> we welcome our brothers from umbar who stepped forward to speak to us and consult and discuss. we need the real sons of ambar, not those who claim to represent 1
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2014 3:40pm EST
radio, and c-span.org. next, a discussion about security concerns at next month's olympics in sochi, russia. then, tony perkins, and later, a portion from the republican national committee's recent meeting in washington, d.c., including a panel of the so- called rnc rising stars. next, a discussion about the upcoming winter olympics in sochi, russia, and the security concerns surrounding the games. this is a little over one hour. >> good morning and welcome. we will confine all questions about richard sherman until after the briefing. thank you for being here this morning. we have some weather coming into washington so it is good to have such an excellent turnout. this is obviously a very timely briefing and we will get to it. i'm joined by my colleagues dr. andrew kutchins and jeff minkoff. juan was the deputy security advisor in the bush administration, a key arson on counterterrorism and many other issues. -- a key person on counterterrorism and many other issues. we will open it up to your questions. thank you for coming. >> good morning, everybody. as andrew said, you braved th
NBC
Jan 20, 2014 5:00am PST
athlete the upcoming olympic games. the threat comes in the form of a video and a promise of a surprise during the games. peggy bunker has more on the security threat and what lawmakers are saying about safety at the games. >> good morning. with the sochi winter olympics about three weeks away this video posted on a gentleman haddy website well known for terrorist chatter shows two men discussing a present for all tourists who come over for the games. in the video the two men sit in front of a banner that wears a religious phrase associated with al qaeda. it's getting a lot of attention because these men are reportedly the suicide bombers responsible for last month's bombing in russia. it was at a train station that caused massive damage. another on a city bus. the bombings claimed the lives of over 30 people. in the video the men say the two bombings were just the first wave and the sochi olympics will bring, quote, a surprise to those who attend. russian president putin is promising stepped up squurt an unprecedented 40,000 members of law enforcement even with that some say i
NBC
Jan 19, 2014 6:00pm PST
just about one month to go before this city will host the winter olympics and security concerns have already started to overshadow these games. there have been two recent terrorist attacks not here in sochi but a few hundred miles away and the biggest concern is that militants from the north caucasus will try and carry out attacks perhaps not right in this area, because this area already is very secure and will be even more scour in the lead up to the games, officials assure us, but perhaps somewhere else in this very broad country. another concern is the criticism taking place in russia, particularly that these games have been so expensive. already $50 billion for all of the infrastructure required for these games. this city was not considered a winter resort in the past. people came here, in fact, to spend their summers, but vladamir putin, who was in that stadium, that hockey stadium just the other day, showing that this country is ready, that the games will be safe, decided that he wanted to have it in sochi, and that's why all of this money is being spent, all of this infrastruc
FOX
Jan 31, 2014 12:00pm PST
say the powder may be. >>> and an olympic sendoff for a bay area high school sophomore headed to sochi, russia. >> usa! usa! >> the celebrity athletes who joined her classmates to wish her a good luck at the olympics. >>> good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. we have new developments this noontime on california's ongoing drought crisis. in just the past 30 minutes, the state department of water resources in sacramento announced it will not deliver any water to areas south of the sacramento delta as part of the state wfrt project serving 25 million californians. officials say it's the first time in the 54-r year history of the water contract this has happened. managers want to slow down the usual february release of water in storage. >> today's actions mean that everyone, farmers, fish, people, will get less water as a result. these actions will protect us all better in the long run. >> in san francisco, the public utilities commission announced plans to get customers to reduce their water consumption. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live with exactly what people are being asked to do.
NBC
Jan 20, 2014 5:30pm PST
>>> on our broadcast tonight, olympic threats in sochi in russia. tonight they're looking out for terrorists they call black widows. there's a warning that one may already be there. tonight, richard engel on what's being done to protect the games. >>> fighting back against the latest allegations of bullying. did the christie administration really shake down a local mayor holding hurricane sandy recovery funds hostage? >>> states of emergency. frigid temperatures, another big winter storm. and there are worries in several states about having enough fuel to get through it. >>> and the president and pot. barack obama wades into a national conversation about marijuana. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. the winter olympic games opening ceremony in sochi, russia is 18 days away. the russians from vladimir putin down, have been telling the world, in effect, we've got this. despite the very real threat of terrorism, they have been assuring the athletes and tourists and media who plan to attend, these will be the safest and most heavily defended games ever. the problem is the th
Bloomberg
Jan 23, 2014 12:00pm EST
billionaire. and are the billions worth it to nbc with the olympics? the good, the bad, and the ugly of chicken wing fitness. we kick it off with dominoes, the annual forum in the swiss alps. elbowss a place to rub and make deals. when the leader of the islamic republic of iran showed up, you know he meant business. >> i am here to convey my people's message of friendship, engagement, cooperation, and peaceful coexistence. >> this is the first time and uranian president has come to davos in more than a decade. international sanctions have prohibited it from doing business with other countries, and that shrank the iranian economy by five percent. now they have a deal with the international community to curtail its nuclear program in exchange for $7 billion of sanctions relief, and that means the iranian president wants investment. >> i hereby announce one of the theoretical and practical pillars of my government is constructive engagement with the world. without international engagement , objectives such as growth, creativity, and quality, are unattainable. >> silly iranians president's
CBS
Jan 26, 2014 8:30am PST
nation" will americans be safe at the sochi olympics. what is the tea party's plan now as new year begins in washington. as washington prepares for the annual state of the union address, we'll talk to the man who led the government shut down last fall. texas republican ted cruz, what is his next move? key senate democrat chuck schumer responds. with a sochi winter olympics near how homeland security michael mccoal just back from russia will have the latest on security preparations. and we'll talk with two openly gay members of the u.s. olympic delegation, tennis great billy jean king and 1988 gold medalist brian boitana what could they expect. plus analysis on all of this from peg knee noonan of the wall street journal, legendary "washington post" reporter bob woodward, conservative william chris tall of the weekly standard and former white house chief of staff now cbs contributor william daly. 60 years of news because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs >> schieffer: good morning again as you probably know by now there has been another mall shooting yesterday, a
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2014 8:00pm EST
of the black widow suspects. up next, a look at potential threats to the olympics posted by the center for strategic international studies. this is a little more than an hour. >> good morning and welcome. we will confine all questions about richard sherman until after the briefing. thank you for being here this morning. we have some weather coming into washington so it is good to have such an excellent turnout. a very timelysly briefing and we will get to it. i'm joined by my colleagues dr. andrew kutchins and jeff minkoff. the deputy security advisor in the bush administration, a key arson on counterterrorism and many other issues. -- a key person on counterterrorism and many other issues. we will open it up to your questions. thank you for coming. >> good morning, everybody. said, you braved the rumor of a snowflake in washington, d.c. later today coming in this morning. it is always wonderful during a press briefing to just check the news. so i checked "the moscow times was good and the title of the story was potential suicide armor in sochi. you globally have already heard t
NBC
Jan 20, 2014 11:00am PST
sights on the olympics. >>> the state department responds to pleas from the american held captive in north korea. what department officials say they're going to do to get kenneth bae back. >>> and a hero's homecoming. the 49ers are in santa clara this morning talking about last night's painful loss. >> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> and a good monday morning to you. thank you for joining us at 11:00 a.m. >> we begin with the return of the 49ers. they're back in santa clara to clear out their lockers. and answer questions about the game that ended their season. nbc bay area's bob ridel live outside of headquarters. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, scott. there's actually quite a showing of fans out here. probably about 40 to 50 people who have come out here heartbroken, of course, over last night's loss. but wanted to show the team their support as the players arrived here at the training facility all morning long. coach jim harbaugh waved to fans as he drove in about an hour and a half ago. fans cheered on quarterback colin kaepernick as he arrived for this mor
ABC
Jan 20, 2014 4:30am PST
honor him. coming up in just a few minutes. >>> the olympic torch relay has just reached volgegard this morning. the police presence right there is massive as the olympic flame winds its way through the streets. >>> there are growing concerns about the safety of american athletes and tourists at the sochi olympics. an islamic militant group is threatening an attack on the games. one senator says it's too dangerous to attend the events in sochi next month. nbc's mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: with the olympics weeks away fresh threats against tourists are raising concerns about american security. the terror group behind last month's attacks posted this video, claiming to show the suicide bombers responsible. they are seen building their explosives and traveling to their target. they say this was just the beginning. the group warned they'll have a surprise package for tourists who come to the olympics. >> the long and the short of it is that i think that vladimir putin and the russian government will be very lucky to get through the olympics without an incident. >> reporter: the
FOX News
Jan 11, 2014 8:30am PST
house planning an olympic sized obamacare push during the winter games next month. a majority of americans want obamacare repealed. should uncle sam get a gold medal for wasting your money. plus. >> i come out here today to apologize to the people of new jersey. >> a bridge to controversy, the mainstream media wasting no time ripping new jersey's republican governor chris christie for traffic be troubles created by his staff. why this has media bias written all over it. "cashin' in," your bridge to freedom starts right now. hi, everyone. welcome to "cashin' in." our crew this week, wayne rogers, michele fields. the commander-in-chief is back fresh off a two week hawaiian vacation. coming back on a taxpayer's dime. first thing he does is wage war on income in equality. >> we have to do more to make sure all americans share in that growth. >> michele. nice two weeks away vacation and now income in equality. that's the big push? >> income in equality is not a disease. it's a symptom. if obama wants to know what the disease is all he has to do is look to his policies because it's his
PBS
Jan 21, 2014 2:30pm PST
pictures prove it. games.g the olympic in russia, anti-terror operations are being carried out in an attempt to make sochi safe. ♪ is technology a friend or foe of musicians? whyght, one artist explains some services are hitting a sour note. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. right now, international diplomats are gathering in switzerland for a conference aimed at ending the conflict in syria. they're meeting comes amidst claims that syrian government forces are guilty of torturing and executing prisoners. that is what three former war crimes prosecutors, omission by qatar, say in a new report. the syrian government has denied the abuse. tonight, we have full coverage. we start with paul wood. a warning, his report contains some graphic images. people of thousands of have disappeared in serious jails. many were tortured to death, say the opposition. it is proof, they say. a library of disturbing images. it is a catalog of some 11,000 deaths in custody. this has been called industrial- scale torture. the administration denies it, but to
CNN
Jan 20, 2014 3:00am PST
. >> thank you very much for the last details in a russian city torn apart by terror. the the olympic behind the attack are causing real concerns about security at the olympic games with a new video warning of more atax during the games. with just two and a half weeks to go, officials in russia say they have security under control but not. >> is convinced. let's bring in fran townsend, cnn's security analyst. a lot to cover. security around olympic games is always a concern, any large, public event with so many people coming together is always a concern but here it seems to be a higher concern than usual. first on that video, what do you make of what we learned, two men claiming responsibility for those 2010 bombings and threatening more attacks to come? >> reporter: well, kate, it's a pretty bold move, right? you've got their faces are clearly seen, they're taking responsibility for the two volgograd bombings and throat threatening more. presumably russian authorities are trying to track down and identify these individuals and take them into custody. pretty brazen, right, two and a half wee
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2014 8:00am EST
are very focused on this which olympics and we have seen an uptick in the threat reporting regarding sochi and this was what we expected even with the olympics are located. there are a number of extremists in the area, in particular a group which is probably the most prominent terrorist group in russia. the leader of the group last july announced in a public message that the group would intend to carry out attacks in sochi in connection with the olympics. and we've seen a number of attacks stemming from last fall, suicide bombings in volgograd, that took a number of lives. the tourists are becoming more sophisticated and they're going to school on the repeated disclosure and latest -- terrorists. it's made it much were difficult for us to find them and to address the threats that they pose. so when i look at the threat well to the 9/11, we as a country that i think a great job of addressing some of the form of those that exist in the system and putting together in this nation's sharing architecture that allows us to move information very quickly. i can never know what you don't know.
CNN
Jan 20, 2014 9:00am PST
-- www.vitac.com >>> new fears of an attack on the olympic games. will tourists and athletes be safe? ahead we talk to the director of security at the 1996 olympics in atlanta. >>> plus, he's been locked up in north korea for more than a year. now kenneth bae is asking the united states for help. and this. >> you depend on god when you leave your house, because you don't know what fate holds for you. >> welcome to the new normal in iraq, where simply walking outside can be a matter of life or death. >>> welcome to "around the world." i'm suzanne malveaux. first up, new threats now adding fears to a possible terror attack on the olympic games, just two-and-a-half weeks away when an online video shows two men claiming to have been behind the recent suicide attacks that killed dozens of people in russia. you see it there. the men are warning of more bombings during those games. the threat comes as the olympic torch is passing through the city of volograd, which, of course, you might recognize that name. that is where the attacks happened. phil black has the details. >> reporter: mountin
Al Jazeera America
Jan 10, 2014 8:00pm EST
like this for an event like the olympics. they did it in 2008 when china held the summer olympics, but this is an particularly extensive alert. now the state department said it's not aware of any particular threats against u.s. citizens but it says american who is attend the games should, quote, remain attentive regarding their personal security at all times. americans are advised to avoid any large crowds and to exercise good adjustment. the alert points out there have been good suicide attacks terrorist attacks in the city 600 miles from sochi where the games will be held. these three attacks have been against public transportation. 30 people were killed in those attacks. this is an area where there is a lot of unrest in this part of the world. in fact, there is an organization that the u.s. has designationed as an terrorist organization that has threatened some sort of action during the games. that's why we're seeing this extensive alert. now the russians say they're starting to ratchet up security in the olympic village area. they say there will be 100,000 security personnel o
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2014 10:00pm EST
olympics in russia. after that, we will air the comments of retired admiral mike mullen. >> on the next "washington journal," we will focus on the u.s. auto industry with live coverage from the detroit auto show. i guess will be david shepardson and david strickland. membersalso speak with of general motors, ford, and toyota. join the conversation on facebook and twitter. >> i would like to add a personal word with regard to an issue that has been of great concern to all americans over the past year. to the investigations of the so-called watergate affair. as you know, i have provided to the special prosecutor voluntarily a great deal of material. i believe that i have provided all the material that he needs to conclude his investigations and to proceed to prosecute the guilty and clear the innocent. i believe the time has come to bring that investigation and the other investigations of this matter to an end. one year of watergate is enough. five decades of notable state of the union addresses from lbj to george w. bush. part of american history tv this weekend on c-span 3. that is
NBC
Jan 20, 2014 4:30am PST
security in sochi after new threats of a terror attack during the olympic games. >> why this could be the last year for a bay area event in honoring dr. martin luther king jr. >>> welcome back everyone. 4:45. today the nation honors the legacy of civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. across the country hundreds of thousands of americans will commemorate dr. king's 85th birthday with church services and tributes. many will spend the day volunteering in the community in dr. king's name including president and mrs. obama. the king family will lay a wreath at the monument honoring dr. king in washington, d.c. and king's daughter bernice urges a day of nonviolence. and cities will take part in the eighth annual mlk peace walk. people in the bay area can commemorate the day with a ride on the annual freedom train. the train leaves san jose at 10:00 this morning, runs nonstop to san francisco. organizers have warned low turnout is threatening to end the 30-year tradition. participation has declined. the freedom train in the bay area is the only one still in operation. tickets cost $15.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 16, 2014 2:00am EST
. >> and a place where kids with dreams of gold can train to become future olympic champs. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. we begin this morning with a senate report suggesting a deadly aattack on the u.s. consulate could have been prevented. the state department and american intelligence agencies did not do enough to boost security despite warnings that the threat level was increasing. it's the first report criticising ambassador chris sevens directly. it raises questions about his judgments and actions in the weeks before his death. stevens and three other were killed on the attacks, taking place september 11th, 2002. >> there's a new wave of violence in iraq. six car bombs exploded in and around baghdad. 75 were killed, dozens injured. the blasts occurred in the mostly shia neighbourhoods. senator mccain has been an outspokener critic and spoke with john seigenthaler about his view on america's foreign policy throughout the region. >> throughout the middle east america is declining in influence and on the wane. people are making their own accommodatio
Bloomberg
Jan 22, 2014 3:00pm EST
more with alan coming up. >> we will also seize the business of the olympics broadcaster the games are coming up in less than three weeks. a lot to talk about. security issues there because of threats of terrorism. abouthe social issue russia's anti-gay laws. we will get into that and more when we come back. ♪ >> welcome back. withe here for the hour economist alan krueger. let's turn our attention right now to the olympic games in russia. we are two weeks away, a little over two weeks away from the start of the games. nation will bee tuning in to nbc, the exclusive rights to broadcast the games. it is set to deliver 1039 hours of programming. let's head out to connecticut where we are joined by the man putting it all together there, the executive producer behind nbc's olympic coverage. and the head of the olympic broadcasting route and head of strategy of operations. good to see you guys. forpaid a lot of money this. 775 million dollars for the right to broadcast these games, $1.2 billion for the right to broadcast it in rio. enough to justify this kind of money e -- money? >> what
NBC
Jan 27, 2014 5:00pm PST
. >>> the olympics begin in just over a week and today the mayor of sochi says there are no gay people in sochi. he also said homosexuality is not accepted there. but also today the mayor of sochi's olympic village said there will be no discrimination against gays, as that's what the olympic charter calls for. she's a former russian speed skater serving as mayor of the olympic village. the russians will pretend to be tolerant. her views are widely supported in russia. security in sochi is still a concern as the excitement of the games continues to grow. this is olympic park and the security plans in place are the highest possible and the country is preparing for the worst. but experts say the likelihood of a terrorist attack in olympic park is low. >> it's the whole world's security games. the u.s. is involved in making sure our athletes are secure. it's something that belongs to the world and they have been working on this for seven years. >> the u.s. has a plan to evacuate american athletes in case of an attack. fbi agents are already on the ground in sochi. we continue our coverage
ABC
Jan 31, 2014 2:35am EST
for lone wolf attacks. >> russian officials say security at the olympic venue will be the toughest on the planet. the opening ceremony is one week from tonight. american athletes are beginning to arrive. their first stop is the olympic village welton center for strict security checks before getting credentials verified. abc's karen travers has more on the security concerns. >> reporter: top u.s. officials say there is an increase in threats against the olympics. but the real worry isn't about the sports envenues. >> the greatest threat is to softer targets in the greater sochi area and greater outskirt beyond sochi. where there is substantial poe ten will for terrorist attack. >> reporter: russian officials say they detained two brothers who allegedly helped the bombers last month in vol go grad. the bombings at a train station and on a bus killed 34 people and wounded many more. earlier this month, the group that took responsibility for the attacks released this video. the men said their group had more of what they called surprise packages, for sochi, and the tourist who will atte
LINKTV
Jan 10, 2014 5:00am PST
olympics, as authorities investigate a gruesome crime a few hundred kilometers from sochi. >>> prime minister shinzo abe's working to build stronger economic ties with african nations as he becomes the first japanese leader to tour the continent in eight years. >>> and sumo wrestlers in japan are limbering up for their new year tournament. we'll meet a young challenger who's heading to the highest division. >>> the russian resort town of sochi is just four weeks away from welcoming the world. but more concerns about security are playing out in the lead-up to the winter olympics. investigators in the southern region say they found five people shot dead in abandoned cars. they found the vehicles in different locations. they say a homemade explosive device was near one of the cars. reuters says security forces are now on high alert. the region is about 300 kilometers from sochi. russian authorities are also taking action to keep the skies safe. they've banned travelers from boarding planes with liquids on both domestic and international flights. passengers have been allowed to take liqu
Bloomberg
Jan 28, 2014 5:00pm EST
, olympic gold medalist evan lysacek. ♪ >> this is "taking stock." i am pimm fox. the winter olympics in sochi russia are just 10 days away. one of the big stars from the last games was gold met her when her figure skater evan lysacek. winner figure skater evan lysacek. thank you for being here. you are going to sochi but not competing in sochi. why? >> unfortunately, a couple of months ago my life changed quite drastically. the incredible torque and pounding of my sport caught up with my body and i was forced to suspend my training for sochi. that has obviously been a lot for me to process what i am going to sochi regardless with nbc and "the today show." i am also going to work with several of my sponsors, one of them being citi which is one of the reasons i am here today, to talk about my partnership with them and the every step of the way program, working to raise funds and awareness for figure skating in harlem. >> let's talk about figure skating in the context of vancouver 2010. what went right for you? how did it feel? been preparing for that moment my entire life. tha
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